This doesn't solve the fact that Xyp9x is terrible
It doesn't solve the massive hole that kicking your star rifler is gonna create
It doesn't fix Gla1ve's mediocre calling.
And it 100% doesn't solve the fact that the Astralis org is terrible, borderline bankrupt and unable to secure tier 2 talent let alone tier 1 talent.
Also they don't even have a half decent coach and their "analyst" is getting assblasted because he cheated.
But man. What could have been.
Never should've let k0nfig go. Even now BlameF, device and k0nfig would be a solid core and then they could've replaced xyp9x.
Glaive - textbook 1trick pony: unable to bring AST back, even with top 20 players like BennieF and Device.
Device - he's still good but will never reach his former heights in this team setup
Xyp - would love to see him in a lineup without BennieF, but im not sure if he can come back to his former self.
Zyphon - decent at best. He doesnt put in the work that Staehr does, frags out like Launx, and still has good roles.
Bubskji - tbh i dont see him making a come back, unless he will announce something before CS2 comes out of beta. And at this point, he's been out of competition for too long.
Nice to see you want BennieF out. imo he just sucks out all the dynamics out of a team. Sure he can hold angles and eco-frag, but at what expense?
On top of that, after seeing RL's article about HUNDEN, it kinda scares me that he's already guiding AST for a long ass time, and it STILL isnt functioning properly.
for the record, i consider Staehr to be the next big Danish rifler, but i would love to see him go to a better org where they can actually try to get the best of him (Vitality, Zonic).
At this point, AST is just putting young potentials in an awkward position with leftover roles/spots cuz of BennieF's disability to move and device's legacy.
Ppl laugh at eg management (for good reasons) but astralis is not far behind. They kick coaches, players but the ceo and the manager are still there like in eg. Lucky, mistr, farlig, buzz, xypex (renew his contracts), like wtf is this. They hire a dummy coach since hunden is the real one behind the closed door.
Shox and fallen in liquid look like good moves compared to this.
The only good sign is device and it is not because of the good scouting. The org (the players tbf) won 4 majors and they are so low rn. Astralis is not even a t1.5 team imo. Probably t2 atm.
Edit : I agree Baitf is a problem in this team. His lurks are totally useless and on ct side, he needs a decoy. He never play anchor roles (like axile or jks), but he is super passive.
They just need k0nfig back pretty sure they will do better